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Hey, I'm Michele Scarlet and I'm a Board Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner & Fitness Expert. I work with ambitious, high-performing women who want to take back their health so they can live at their peak!
It's time for you to have happy periods, healthy poops and great sex!
I am here to empower you, to nourish you, and to help you uncover your true potential.
With the right combination of food, supplements, and lifestyle changes,
plus all the compassion, expertise and fun, I’m here to help you find TRUE HEALTH.
xo -Michele Scarlet
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
I grew up in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, if you recall, a time when women and girls were highly criticized for their “imperfect” bodies and, from a very young age, I can remember feeling insecure about my body and the way I looked.
Imagine my adolescent brain seeing headlines like “Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels”. Everywhere I went, I was being told how my body should look, and whether it was good enough, and I went through my teens and early 20’s dieting and exercising and really striving to achieve perfection.
After university, I decided to turn my passion for health into my career and, in 2009, I opened a gym. I felt joy in helping people get healthy and feel accomplished and I took so much pride in being an entrepreneur! But underneath it all I was still masking my disordered thinking, it was easier than ever at this point to be so restrictive because now it was my job, now it was my image and I thrived on looking so fit!
I trained every day for hours and I was still never satisfied. I was 25 with a 6 pack, running a successful business, pushing my body to the extremes with supplements like ephedrine and fat burners, all to control that narrative. I was determined to be THE most inspirational, the most driven and do it all effortlessly in the eyes of my peers.
Reaching perfection was my ultimate goal.
THEN IT ALL CHANGED
In 2018 by body Just. Shut. Down. The physical stress, emotional stress and mental stress I was going through hit my breaking point and I was suffering with insomnia, acne, hair loss, hormone imbalance and major digestive issues – mostly constipation. I would consume large amounts of green juices and fruits or I just wouldn’t eat anything to relieve or avoid feeling pain in my gut all day and night.
MY GUT WAS NOW CONTROLLING MY LIFE
The second I was invited out with friends, my anxiety took over. I wouldn’t eat all day out of fear of feeling or looking bloated while I was out. I wouldn’t allow anyone to sleep at my house because I was so anxious about using the bathroom in the morning. I had a VERY specific routine and if it was interrupted, I’d be in pain all day.
I saw multiple doctors and holistic practitioners and I was continuously dismissed or told it was in my head. I remember, since 2018, I left my doctor’s office crying on 5 different occasions because she never listened to me or wanted to put me on anti depressants.
The Turning POINT
Even though I was exhausted, I continued to diet and exercise because it was all I knew to help fix my symptoms. Between fasting, HIIT work outs, low calories, no carbs and heavy lifting, I still felt horrible and more and more symptomatic. I realized diet and exercise were NOT working or fixing my unexplained weight gain (20lbs in three months), bad skin, bloating, stomach pain, constipation, debilitating fatigue and brain fog to the point where I struggled to string sentences together.
It was officially, I was the unhealthiest, healthy person I knew. I needed solutions and I needed them yesterday! A little dramatic, but I’m sure you understand – when you are the healthiest person you know, in terms of diet and exercise, and one of the most symptomatic people you know, it messes with your head and I was starting to feel deeply sad.
Unsatisfied with my IBS diagnosis, I started doing my own research. I realized IBS was just another symptom I was having, and no practitioner was actually getting to the root cause!
One night I woke up at 2am with gut pains. I was so uncomfortable I was crying and couldn’t go back to sleep, so I was on Google AGAIN and came across a website that mentioned a condition called ‘SIBO’. My symptoms fit the bill, so I booked myself a consult with the only practitioner I could find – she was in Australia!
This practitioner was from the functional health space and had me complete a range of functional lab tests which finally revealed the actual root cause of my issues. Yes, I had SIBO, but I also had hormone imbalances, Hpylori, a damaged gut lining and sensitivities to nearly every food I was putting close to my mouth – my body was on the bullet train to an autoimmune disease and shutting down.
After three months on her protocol, I felt less symptomatic and was finally on the right path. I had taken back control of my gut and was a happier, reenergized, clear-thinking version of myself.
It was also a relief to know I wasn’t crazy. Especially after I had seen so many health professionals who said there was nothing wrong with me, recommended pharmaceuticals or tried to help with one symptom, never looking for the root cause of my problems. And all it took was someone to blend advanced lab testing and science-based natural therapies to change my whole world.
I healed my relationship with food, with exercise and I healed years of emotional trauma, all things that contributed to how sick I was getting and, eventually, I healed myself.
I FOUND MY CALLING
Throughout my own healing journey, I realized that I wasn’t the only one suffering and that there were many others who had fallen through the cracks and needed the help I had received. It’s the worst feeling to know you are running out of options for help; that you feel horrible, and nobody seems to believe you or know what to do.
I decided to take my knowledge to the next level. I became a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner.
Because I knew this was a global issue, and inspired by my own practitioner, I chose to take my practice online and work with clients from the comfort of their own home. When you have ‘IBS’/gut symptoms, hormone imbalance, infertility, acne and insomnia, healing from home is easier and a lot more comfortable.
Through education and my amazing clients spreading the word far and wide, I’ve been helping thousands of those struggling with all of these chronic issues, finally find their root causes and take back control of their gut (and their life).
I hope my story gives you the courage to share yours and reach out for the help you need. If this sounds like you, then I am all kinds of excited for you and the healing journey you are about to begin.
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